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March 9, 2015

Dr Naif Al-Mutawa Announced as Keynote Speaker of the TII 6th Annual Translation Conference

The Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) of Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) will be hosting Dr Naif Al-Mutawa as a keynote speaker of the Sixth Annual International Translation Conference.
Dr Naif Al-Mutawa
Held at the Qatar National Convention Centre on 23 and 24 March, the theme of this year’s conference is ‘Translating the Gulf: Beyond Fault Lines’, with discussions focused on expanding the field of translation beyond its traditional borders.

Dr Al-Mutawa, the founder and CEO of Teshkeel Media Group, is well-known as the creator of THE 99, the bestselling comic book featuring superheroes based on Muslim culture. The series was created after September 11, 2001 to reinforce the positive messages of the Muslim faith, and grew to be an animated series that is now shown in more than 70 countries around the world. Honored by the UNESCO Prize for Children's and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance,

Dr Al-Mutawa also serves as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Media.
This year’s conference has an impressive line-up and diverse array of topics covered, offering students and community members alike the chance to engage with leading translation studies scholars.Academic panels on subjects such as gender and translation, literature and culture in translation, and media translation technologies are offered. The conference will also offer professional development workshops on sports translation or media translation, similar to the ones the PSC organizes throughout the year.

Those interested in learning more about the schedule of events and speakers, may do so online and register at

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